Article: Herding the Wild West hype of probiotic supplements

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dakotagirl
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   Posted 5/6/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Far less in depth than I would have liked, but some good basic information.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  remission
Lialda 4 per day,  Azathioprine 50mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia, Fibercon, and Culturelle
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next infusion: June 17
Last Prednisone dose:  7/15/08
 
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Zippy123
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   Posted 5/6/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Doing some research on pro-biotics found this link with the different types and roughly how successful the type is for the illness.

http://www.revolutionhealth.com/drugs-treatments/rating/probiotics-lactobacillus-bifidobacterium-

Funny the most effective bacteria is E. Coli Nissle for UC about as good as Asacol etc for maintaining remission, yet it isn't sold in the USA or anywhere that I can find. Seems weird because E. Coli is suppose to be a bad bacteria, but must be a slightly different strain.

What is next best for Colitis is Bifidobacterium family from what I gather. I read somewhere else this type of bacteria live in the lower part of your intestine and survive without oxygen. I noticed VSL#3 has this type of bacteria listed at the top ones contained in its formula.
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